This three-part series invites you to enjoy coffee, pastries and a morning filled with all things jazz. A monthly Java & Jazz series offered June through August shares the history of Concord Records, the Concord Jazz Festival, and Concord jazz great—Dave Brubeck. Admission is a donation of $5 per session or $12 for all three. All proceeds benefit the Concord Historical Society.
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Saturday, June 22, 10 AM to 12 PM
Frank Dorritie is a performer, producer, arranger, educator, composer and author who worked at Concord Records for many years. On June 22nd Frank will share behind the scenes stories about recording sessions, the evolution of the industry and host a listening party with music from his private collection. Purchase Tickets
Saturday, July 27, 10 AM to 12 PM
On July 27th, Ellen Herdegen will share the history and tales of the Concord Jazz Festival. Ellen worked on the first inaugural Concord Summer Music Festival in 1969 and continued to be part of the production for 20 years. She will share her personal experiences, anecdotes and rare memorabilia. Purchase Tickets
Saturday, August 24, 10 AM to 12 PM
Dr. Matthew Zebley takes the stage on August 24th to share the history of jazz, background on Dave Brubeck and perform live with his band. Matt is an educator, composer, jazz artist and multi-instrumentalist. He will provide an in depth look at West Coast Jazz, its composition and overall style. Purchase Tickets
Location and parking: Each of these three events will be held at the Concord Museum and Event Center (CMEC). Parking is off Amador Avenue behind the CMEC. (Enter the following into your GPS: 1721 Amador Avenue, Concord, CA)
Celebrating 50 Years of Jazz in Concord with an Amazing Lineup of Events
Visit Concord is proud to announce an amazing lineup of events in honor of 50 years of Jazz in Concord. Keep up to date as details are announced at https://www.visitconcordca.com/jazz/.